Wise Leadership

Source: Harvard Business Review Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, authors of the HBR article “The Wise Leader,” explain how the best executives strive for the common good. The Idea in Brief  Business now demands a different kind of leader—one who will make decisions knowing that the outcomes must be good for society as well as the company. Leaders must keep a higher purpose in mind. Although such … Continue reading Wise Leadership

Sustainability without the hot air

A fantastic book for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of sustainability and do some simple calculations on energy usage. David John Cameron MacKay, FRS, is the professor of natural philosophy in the department of Physics at the University of Cambridge and chief scientific adviser to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Before being appointed to the DECC, MacKay was most well known as author of the book Sustainable Energy — Without the … Continue reading Sustainability without the hot air

Wind Powered Sculpture

Source: The New Yorker If you’re like many people, you’ve probably come across Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures in videos online. Jansen, aged sixty-three, is a Dutch artist who lives in Delft, near the North Sea. For the past twenty-one years, he has devoted himself to constructing animals that can walk on the beach powered only by the wind. His name for his animals is Strandbeests, … Continue reading Wind Powered Sculpture